Internal Funding Opportunities

The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons offers several funding opportunities for researchers. Applications are managed by the VP&S Office for Research.

Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund Program

The IRIS Fund Program is designed to promote new interdisciplinary/multi-investigator research projects by providing funding to support the generation of preliminary data.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program

The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program supports physicians who are on tenure track and conduct research that has the promise of ultimately bringing new treatments to patients.

Mandl Connective Tissue Research Fellowship

The Mandl Connective Tissue Research Fellowship supports early career scientists conducting promising work on connective tissue research.

Paul Marks Scholars Program

The Paul Marks Scholars Program supports the recruitment of outstanding early career scientists with a primary tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in one of the basic science departments at VP&S who have distinguished themselves as exceptionally promising in their field.

Schaefer Research Scholars Program Awards

The Schaefer Research Scholars Program Awards are bestowed to research scientists with outstanding merit, significant academic distinction, and whose proposed research has been illuminating in the science of human physiology.

Additional funding opportunities:

HICCC Early Career Pilot Awards

The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking applications for an internal mentored research early career development award to support individuals proposing cancer research (basic, translational, clinical, or population science). 

Irving Institute Awards

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is home to Columbia's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and administers several pilot, career development, and other internal funding opportunities to promote translational research.

The Office of Research Initiatives

The Columbia University Office of Research Initiatives maintains a list of:

  • Limited submission funding opportunities
  • Research Initiatives for Science and Engineering (RISE)
  • Collaborative Grants and Instrumentation Programs